Monday, August 29, 2005
Both of my sisters are recieving Sophie Bags for Chiristmas this year. This one is for Dawn. I used Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Cranberry & using a small amount of Mist on the handle. Here is Dawn's Sophie before Felting. I will felt it sometime this week. Don't worry, I will remember to post pictures when the Sophie is finished drying.
Like I posted before, I am knitting a pair of socks for me. I got stuck in the between sock slump with my socks, but I really wanted to keep knitting socks. So, I found a simple pattern for baby socks and knitted them. The pair took only a day. The pattern is North Country Cotton Baby Socks. I didn't have either size 5 or 6 dpn's, so I decided to see how big the socks would be using my size 7 dpn's. It's not too big, they'll easily fit a 12 month old. I used Lily Sugar & Cream Cotton in Spring Swirl.
Dishcloths, dishcloths and more dishcloths. I've knitted more since my other dishcloth post, and I even got Dh to knit some. From Knitting Knonsense , he knitted the DW cloth and the Dolly the Dolphin cloth. (neither is pictured) I have knitted the 'grandmothers Favorite' dishcloth you can find on several sites, plus I completed the Double Diamond Cloth from the Dishcloth Boutique, which is pictured below. I love it!
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Hello. My name is Jackie, and I am a yarn-a-holic. I had a few dollars to spend on yarn, so I decided to browse the yarns on Knitpicks. I think I *may* have overdone it. I went there thinking I would buy the yarn to knit a booga for my mom. But before I knew it, I was submitting a $40 order. I got 14 Different colors of the Wool of the Andes, 2 balls of the Simple Stripes sock yarn, and a set of size 3 bamboo dpn's. I had the best of intentions, and I swear at least 90% of it will be used for Christmas presents. I promise.......lol.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Dishcloths. Simple and quick to knit up. This is what I've been doing this past week to keep my hands busy while watching TV with DH.
All of these dishcloths are patterns found on The Dishcloth Boutique.
The bottom left one with the green, purple, tan, and white colors was made using the King Charles Brocade pattern on pg. 4. The Bottom right one with the multiple blues, is the Alex's Cloth pattern on pg. 3. The top left one that is solid blue, is the Baby Fern Stitch pattern on pg. 3. And, the one in progress (the cream color) is the Double Diamond pattern found on pg 1. This one is turning out to be my favorite so far.
The multi-colored ones didn't photograph very well, I couldn't get even a semi-decent pic of the King Charles Brocade one, but I got an okay pic of the Alex's Cloth, below.
Friday, August 05, 2005
This is my booga bag. I used Knitpicks Wool of the Andes yarn in Mulled Wine and Mist. It was such a quick knit and it felted up beautifully. However, I now have a serious addiction, but at least this new addiction complements my old yarn addiction. This new addiction is knitting & felting bags/purses. They just knit up so quickly and easily, and are so pretty once felted. I'm in love.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
I have decided to try my hand at knitting socks. It's going okay so far. this is a toe-up sock pattern I found on Knitty.com. I'm using the LouLou comfort sock pattern listed in Knitty's special Breast Cancer Awareness issue(found listed under the archives section, it's a pdf) . the pattern calls for Lorna's laces angel yarn, but I wanted to see how it would knit up using something already in my stash. I decided to use Lion Brands Micro spun yarn. So far, so good.
I've been busy since posting last. I had to get my ass in gear and make birthday presents for 2 of my nieces, Laney and Justice.
On the right is Justice's poncho, almost done. All that was left to finish was sewing the 2 rectangles togather.
This one is Laney's sweater. All the knitting finished, just needing the buttons sewn on. I picked some round, lavendar and pale green shell buttons that match the colors of the yarn perfectly.